In Memory Of Elijah

My name is Samantha and I am a grateful recovering addict. Almost a year and a half ago, on May 18th 2020, I lost my boyfriend due to a long, painful battle with addiction. Elijah, even in our darkest days was so full of life. He had so many goals and such big dreams that he was determined to fulfill. He was always talking about how he was going to find a way to get rich and how we would travel the world together. Eli was one of the most positive people I have ever met, and nobody has ever loved me as deeply and intensely as he did. He loved me more than anything in the world, and took such pride in taking care of me and being my protector. He would have done anything in the world for me. He always told me that nothing hurt him more than to see me sad or suffering. Elijah was a light in the darkness to anyone who crossed paths with him. He dreamed of our future together: the kids we would have, our house he wanted to build, the places we would go, and all the things he wished to accomplish.

However before we could fulfill all the plans we made, his addiction unexpectedly cut his life far too short. On that day, I just held him, begging for him to wake up in complete shock and denial that this was the end of our story.

My heart shattered into a million pieces, but the last thing he would want is for me or anyone to be sad in his memory.

For you, my love, I will live the rest of this life for you. I will be the best version of myself that I can be, keep a smile on my face, and never stop fighting this disease for myself, for those still sick and suffering, and most importantly, those who weren't fortunate enough to make it to do it for themselves.

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